Projects of Note


Primary Investigator

A new 5-year NSF Division of Biological Infrastructure grant, awarded to Leah R. Johnson (Virginia Tech), Sadie J. Ryan (University of Florida), Samuel Rund (University of Notre Dame) in collaboration with Samraat Pawar (Imperial College London), is launched in August 2020.

The main goals of this project are to build a centralized open access data platform called VectorByte for biological trait (VecTraits) and abundance data (VecDyn); and to provide open access tools to explore and use the data, plus training and workshops, to ensure the initiative reaches a wide breadth of researchers and practitioners.

Visit the VectorByte home page at

VEuPathDB / VectorBase

Outreach Specialist

VEuPthDB logoThe Eukaryotic Pathogen, Vector and Host Informatics Resource (VEuPathDB) is one of two Bioinformatics Resource Centers (BRCs) funded by the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). The BRC program was initiated in 2004 to provide public access to computational platforms and analysis tools enabling collection, management, integration and mining of genomic information and other large-scale datasets relevant to infectious disease pathogens including their interaction with mammalian hosts and invertebrate vectors of disease.

VectorBase, is a component site of VEuPathDB.